Archive | April 2011

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Submission and Authority in the Home

Conrad Mbewe continues his exposition of biblical submission and exercise of authority, based on 1 Peter. This message – #4 of 6 – focuses on the family. We see here that rebellion against parents is not a narrow issue which one can work around. As with proper teaching about the broad intent and application of […]

Jehovah’s Witness Resources

Here are a few quick links to some solid information which, by God’s grace, you may use to share the Gospel of Grace with those JW’s who knock on your door on Saturday morning in order that Christ’s lost sheep who are trapped within the Kingdom of the Cults might be set free by the hearing of His mighty […]

Mormon prophet lends credibility to a wild claim.

Mormonism is known for its tall tales: Claims of Quaker-like people living on the moon, people living on the sun, God living on the planet Kolob, spiritual vegetables, black skin being a sign that you’re cursed of God, or Joseph Smith’s claim that he was visited by two members of the Trinity in the secluded […]

Sermon of the week: “Thou Shalt Not Kill” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Kill by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

Tell me what you REALLY think about God’s sovereignty.

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 Tragically, the many warnings given in the New Testament about spiritual deception are not taken seriously. People are so comfortable in their church or religion that they have no hunger for spiritual truth. Deluded by arrogance, they deny their ignorance of God’s Word. Many Christians have only a superficial knowledge of the Gospel. They know […]

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The Anthropomorphites, who dreamed of a corporeal God, because mouth, ears, eyes, hands, and feet, are often ascribed to him in Scripture, are easily refuted. For who is so devoid of intellect as not to understand that God, in so speaking, lisps with us as nurses do with little children? Such modes of expression, therefore, […]

How an LDS faction is born.

In light of the question posed in Coram Deo’s recent post, and in light of this fictional article about a Mississippi farm boy claiming revelation that the LDS church is apostate, I offer for your listening pleasure an audio piece that you can stream (for free) or download (for a small fee) from the podcast […]

Submission in the Workplace

In our third installment of Pastor Conrad Mbewe’s teaching from 1 Peter, this dear servant of the Lord continues to meddle in our business! Not only have we been taught the basic biblical principles of submission and authority, and why and how to submit to political authority, Pastor Mbewe now invades our inner sanctuary of […]

The Power of the Word of God

Several years ago, I had a very good boss where I work. She was professional, congenial, and honest. She was a cradle Roman Catholic, having been raised in that cult and believing it to be the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I never once told her the truth about her cult. Yet I prayed […]

Sermon of the week: “The Deity of Christ – An Examination of the Verses the Cults Use” by Charlie Campbell.

Your sermon of the week is one that defenders of the faith are going to love. The Deity of Christ – An Examination of the Verses the Cults Use by Charlie Campbell examines the eight most commonly used verses that Jehovah’s Witnesses employ to attack Christ’s deity. Campbell does a fantastic job of presenting the […]

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It is easier to hate than to love–and some of us may often find ourselves dangerously close to creating our own Ninevah. Perhaps the people that inhabit our “Ninevah” are abortionists, homosexuals, political enemies, cultists, or an ethnic group we are uncomfortable with. The question we must honestly consider is this: will our prejudice cause […]

Submission to Political Authority

It’s easy – regardless of one’s given political bent – to look at any government and take offense. And develop a hard attitude of rebellion against it. Some go beyond and engage in acts of rebellion. Christians are reminded in myriad Scriptures, clearly in Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2, that we are to obey […]

Sin Management – playing with fire

GRIZZLY FACTS! Grizzlies can run up to 41 mph. Grizzlies can smell carrion nine miles away. Alaskan grizzlies can weigh more than 1,200 lbs and stand 8 feet tall. Grizzlies eat both plants and meat. Grizzly People founder Timothy Treadwell had lived peaceably without weapons or fire among wild Alaskan grizzlies since the late 1980’s.  […]

Samaritan Ministries endorsement.

I wanted to share with the readers of DefCon how thoroughly thrilled my wife and I are about Samaritan Ministries. As an alternative to the high cost of secular insurance companies (many of which fund practices opposed to Christianity), Samaritan Ministries helps Christian families cover medical expenses by use of a network of contributors (members). […]

Sermon of the week: “Honoring Authority” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Honoring Authority. This is part six of a fantastic series on The Ten Commandments by Phil Johnson. Look for the next installment in two weeks.

Slouching toward Soylent Green?

From One News Now from March 30, 2011: According to a Florida-based pro-life organization, a biotech company is using aborted fetal cell lines to test food flavor enhancers. Debi Vinnedge, executive director of Children of God for Life, is calling for a boycott of major food companies partnering with Senomyx, a San Diego-based firm that produces artificial […]

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The most terrifying words any professing Christian could ever hear would be the Lord Jesus declaring: “I never knew you, depart from me” (Mat. 7:23). On judgment day those words will be heard by many who once made professions of faith and claimed to be followers of Jesus. Yet very few evangelical leaders appear to […]

Biblical perspective on Alcohol

Many folk will tell you the Bible condemns the consumption of alcohol.  Many churches have taught for years that drinking is a sin.  Some teach that the wine in the Bible was really grape juice, not a fermented alcoholic drink.  Right up front, I tell you drinking is sinful – for some, but not for […]

Morality without God?

The following article is from World Magazine: Confirmation of biblical wisdom came earlier this fall from an unlikely source: an Ivy League savant who says it’s wrong to depend on the Bible. The prestigious Oxford University Press sent me the new book Morality Without God by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, a Dartmouth professor. (I’m going to quote […]

Submission and Authority

My church hosted a small conference this past weekend, featuring Pastor Conrad Mbewe from Zambia. Pastor Mbewe is  the current pastor of Kabwata Reformed Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. He is widely regarded as the African Spurgeon. KBC is presently overseeing the establishment of ten new Reformed churches in Zambia and Botswana. Conrad is […]


I wasn’t going to post another Rob Bell article, but this one is exceptional. Short and to the point – give it a watch and  listen closely. No endorsement of the group that made the video or their associations.  I found it here:

Sermon of the week: “Why Every Calvinist Should be a Premillennialist” by John MacArthur.

I was tempted to replace the image for this week’s speaker to that of a can of worms. Judging by the title of the sermon, you can imagine why.  Your sermon of the week (in six parts) is Why Every Calvinist Should Be a Premillennialist by John MacArthur. I expect that this sermon will cause […]

Theology matters.

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“The doctrine of justification itself, as preached by an Arminian, is nothing but the doctrine of salvation by works.” -Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892

“Can we warn about a ravening wolf spiritually while simultaneously throwing an arm around him?”

That’s a fantastic question from a fantastic article recently posted by Worldview Weekend entitled: Rick Warren’s Infiltration of the Reformed Faith This is a must-read for everyone who’s concerned with what’s been happening lately in Reformed circles. Here’s a quote from the article to whet your whistle: “Rick Warren desires credibility and influence more than […]